Stephan H. Lewy was born Heinz Stephan Lewy in Berlin in 1925. Stephan grew up in the Auerbach Orphanage where he lived through Kristallnacht hiding in the orphanage’s synagogue. Stephan was then sent on a Kindertransport to France in 1939, living in both occupied and unoccupied zones. In 1942, Stephan was able to get passage to the United States and in 1943 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After the war Stephan returned to the U.S. where he still lives.